2012 Audi R8 GT quattro Coupe

I’ve covered quite a few of the special Audi R8s brought to our market, but most have been color-based and focused on the second generation. But before it bowed out, Audi offered a hotted-up performance version of the 5.2 model:

2010 Audi R8 5.2 V10 quattro Coupe

It was called the GT, and Audi only built 333 of them – a scant 90 of which were directed to the US market. Performance was increased thanks to 35 more horsepower for a total of 560, and weight was down over 200 lbs thanks to lightweight glass, panels, and seats. Audi ditched the magnetic ride damping system as well, opting instead for adjustable coilovers. Add in some aero and carbon-fiber bits, and this limited ride was pretty impressive – and expensive, with a sticker price of over $200,000. One is up for sale, and worth a look – and yeah, it’s a pretty cool color, too!

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Year: 2012
Model: R8 GT quattro Coupe
VIN: WUA9NAFG5CN900261
Engine: 5.2 liter V10
Transmission: 6-speed R-Tronic sequential transmission
Mileage: 4,100 mi
Location: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Price: $139,995 Buy It Now

2012 Audi R8 GT Coupe
Somoa Orange Metallic over Black Leather/Alcantara w/Signal Orange Stitching
Number 261 of Only 333 Produced!
Only 4,118 Miles!

Factory Options:
Audi Carbon Ceramic Brakes (Originally a $9,900 Option)

Carbon Fiber Matte Engine Compartment (Originally a $4,000 Option)
-Gas Springs in Matte Aluminum Look
-Engine Compartment Lighting

Illuminated Carbon Matte Door Sills (Originally a $2,500 Option)

Carbon Fiber Matte Door/Console Panels (Originally a $1,960 Option)

Bang & Olufsen Sound System (Originally a $1,800 Option)

Middle Console in Exterior Color (Originally a $1,400 Option)

Audi Exclusive Fee (Originally a $1,200 Option)

R8 GT Specific Floor Mats (Originally a $650 Option)

​SomoaOrange Metallic Paint (Originally a $650 Option)

Titanium 19-Inch 5-Arm Double Spoke Wheels (Originally a $500 Option)

Large Capacity Fuel Tank (23.7 Gallons)

Vehicle Highlights:
5.2 Liter 10 Cylinder Engine rated at 560 Horsepower (35 HP over Standard 5.2L)
6-Speed R tronic Sequential Transmission
quattro All Wheel Drive System
19-Inch R8 GT Wheels
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
Sport Suspension
Side Blades in Carbon Fiber Matte
Fixed Rear Spoiler in Carbon Fiber Matte
Rear Diffuser in Carbon Fiber Matte
LED Headlights, Taillights and Turn Signals
Heated 10-Way Powered Sport Seats
Multifunction, Flat-Bottom, Alcantara-Wrapped, Sport Steering Wheel w/ Shift Paddles
Audi Navigation System Plus
Audi Music Interface w/ iPod Cable
Bluetooth
Satellite Radio (Subscription Required)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Automatic Climate Control
Cruise Control

Vehicle History:
Very Limited Produced Vehicle
Very Low Mileage
Exceptional Condition Throughout
Spotless Vehicle History Reports
-AutoCheck Guaranteed
-CARFAX Guaranteed
Includes Original Owner’s Manuals, Original Window Sticker and Two Sets of Keys

We Can Assist With Shipping Around the World!

This one is painted Somoa Orange Metallic, and I think it looks great. The black leather and Alcantara is accented with Signal Orange stitching, and this one is also equipped with optional carbon-cermaic brakes, extra carbon trim, an Audi Exclusive-painted center console, titanium-finished forged wheels, and a B&O sound system. With only 4,000 miles, it looks pretty much new, but today you can knock the best part of $100k off the sticker price. Unlike Porsche’s GT models, this one wasn’t a hardcore racer, nor did it have the bonkers appeal of a GT2 RS. And I’m sure there are more than a few people that will be upset that the gearbox is the 6-speed R-Tronic affair. Still, this is a really neat, and really rare Audi with a screaming 560 horsepower V10 in a wild color. I think there will come a point when we look at the current crop of electrics and wish that the R8 GT was still an option.

-Carter

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3 Comments

  1. Wow, this is absolutely stunning. In this particular spec, I can’t even be mad about the paddles. That color, with those wheels, and the carbon is just perfect IMO. I’m glad these R8’s have mostly held their value. They’re great cars.

  2. If I was inclined to buy this car the first thing to happen would be an S tronic install.

  3. James P Fuerstenberg

    That seems like a very fair deal for that car. Great color, low miles, none of the expensive damper repairs.

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